Rupi is currently working as a Knowledge Broker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has worked on various projects, including with children and adolescents as well as Aboriginal populations. Rupi is interested in working towards health security for marginalized individuals, developing innovative solutions through a multi-sectoral approach. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science with a major in Human Biology and minors in Sociology and Botany from the University of Toronto, a Doctor of Medicine degree from SABA University School of Medicine, and a Master’s of Public Health from Western University. In her spare time, Rupi loves baking, watching movies, travelling, working out at the gym and spending time with family and friends.
Alex Kwok is a researcher at Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) based in Vancouver, BC where he leads a multi-province randomized controlled trial study evaluating the effectiveness of an online learning program to help people with inflammatory arthritis stay employed and to prevent work disability. Previously, he has worked in India and Cameroon on research projects related to health access and issues on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Alex is passionate about health equity, disease prevention and prediction (epidemiology), health system strengthening, and health policy. He obtained his Master in Global Health at Maastricht University and a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at the University of British Columbia. In his spare time, Alex enjoys swimming, traveling, and catching up with friends and family.
Yoshi is a program administrator with an AIDS service organization in Ontario, Canada. He began his career in clinical medicine in the People’s Republic of China and soon migrated to Canada where he found his passion in Public Health. Currently, Yoshi works to build the capacity of service providers and communities to better serve people who identify as two spirit and LGBTQ+. Using health equity, anti-oppressive and cultural humility lenses, he works with agencies and equity-seeking groups to expand their understanding of communities oppressed by our systems and structures. Equipped with a Master of Public Health (Western University), competencies in project management and over 10 years of community leadership, Yoshi looks forward to creating health equity gains with communities.
Michelle is a PhD candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, pursuing a Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. Her research is focused on global policy discourse around equity, with additional attention paid to urban health. Michelle's passion for global health spurred from her experiences working in global public health and policy, as a Consultant for the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines, and the Lao Country Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Dilani Logan is a research associate at the American Institutes for Research in the Bay Area. Her present work focuses on health services and systems in the US. Dilani’s passion and interest in global health is centered around health equity, global health policy, and health systems strengthening. Her past experiences working and volunteering for organizations such as the World Health Organization, O'Neill Institute for Public and Global Health, and Partners in Health Canada have convinced her of the importance of access to healthcare resources. Dilani obtained her Master of Science in Global Health from Duke University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Spanish, with a minor in Global Development Studies from Western University.